Sit on Our Hands, or Stand on Our Feet?
Exploring a Practical Theology of Major Incident Response for the Evangelical Catholic Christian Community in the UK
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"A pioneering contribution to practical theology that is urgently needed . . . Use this book for serious study and involvement!"
--Eryl Davies, Wales Evangelical School of Theology
"Systematic theologies offer little help in knowing what to do in the face of major catastrophes, or what to say when one comes face to face with anguished victims. The great merit of Abbott's book is that he thinks theologically about just such practical matters relating to distinctly Christian disaster management. He builds in interesting ways on my own approach to theology as theatrical direction for practical understanding: drama of doctrine, meet human trauma. Abbott shows in compelling ways how pastoral carers formed by the story of Christ can help heal the wounds to personal narratives shattered by disaster."
--Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School